Re: Debunking time again (Re: [CR]1962 Raleigh Gran Sport)

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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 14:49:25 EDT
Subject: Re: Debunking time again (Re: [CR]1962 Raleigh Gran Sport)

In a message dated 5/31/02 11:12:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Another interesting finding of the test is that raters are not very
   good at determining the weight of their ride. This is of course implied
   in a not so subtle way about the results I just mentioned. Straight
   gauge tubing weighs more, so if riders could detect subtle differences in
   weight, they would have been able to select the frame with the straight
   gauge tubing as "different." These results were extended, however, by
   adding weight to -- if memory serves -- the waterbottles in the form of
   lead. Riders couldn't discern differences of up to three pounds or so,
   even when ascending a hill with a mild incline. Wild.
   _______________________________________________ >> Ahah! The problem with this as an example may be in the quality of the testing pool of riders. Just because someone is on a cycling team doesn't in itself qualify them as being any good at all in testing. One can refer to them as strong, average riders and be correct, but the results are then limited to applying to only that category of rider. I get your point, just beware of drawing too sweeping a conclusion from it. Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA